Birth control has many positive impacts, including pregnancy prevention, protection from STDs, and allowing regulation of the menstrual cycle. However, these products can cost large amounts of money, the onus of payment for which is generally on women. Should these products be free, or should they cost money?
Women should not have to pay to prevent pregnancy.
Birth control has health benefits
Birth control is not just about regulating pregnancy, it's about quality of life.
Birth control is a human right
Women should have the ability to control their own bodies.
Abortions will be reduced
Allowing women free access to birth control will reduce the number of abortions.
Birth control costs too much
Something so critical to so many people should not cost an arm and a leg.
Access to birth control is not as simple as making it free.
Making birth control free would be too costly
Both for taxpayers and users, the cost would be too much.
Incentive to create safe methods of birth control decreases
Making birth control free decreases motivation to research new high-quality and safe methods.
We cannot make those who object on religious grounds pay
Religious objection is important to many, and passing the cost onto those who reject on religious grounds is morally wrong.
Items like condoms should be free, but others should cost money.
Condoms are easy to access
Condoms can be carried in almost every kind of store and do not require a prescription, providing ease of access.
This page was last edited on Wednesday, 15 Apr 2020 at 12:24 UTC